Higher Care


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Gain an understanding of why people use care services, and develop the knowledge and value base required for working in contemporary care practice in settings such as healthcare and social care. You will develop knowledge, detailed understanding and attributes that will help you to make informed decisions to support the health and wellbeing of others.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Blended | Tuesday, 9am to 4pm

Attend timetabled classes at college, your school or online for some of your learning and assessments. You will also access Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, or Google classrooms for self-directed study.

Location Remote or Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Entry requirements

Three passes at National 5 (one in a literacy-based subject). You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the sector and have an interest in working in this sector.

What next... 

HNC Childhood Practice

Degree level study in care depending on additional qualifications and experience.